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THE WASHCTGrTOiN TIMES, , SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1895.
The Wasliinflton Times CEVEEY DAT IK TOK YEAK.J OWXED AND ISSUED D? The Kasainrjton Times Company TIMES BUILDING, EomiWEsr Conxrn Penj.-sti.vjlnia Ateitce xnd Tjoth biuKEr. Sclophone Editorial Kooms, 433. Business Office, S37. trice, Dally Edition One Cont Sunday Edition Three Cents. By the month....!- Thlrty-flTe Cents WASHINGTON, D. C, APRIL 28, 1895. SulbOrlbort to "The Times" will confer a favor by promptly roporting any dls oourUtuy of collectors, or neglect of duty on tlio purt of the carriers. Complaints clthor liy mull or In person vrill recelvo prompt nttuntlon. Papers uliould lie de livered to nil parts of tlio city ly 0:30 o'olook uuoli morning, including Suuduy. THE POOR MA2TS MONEY. .Much Is being said about the poor man's money, and boUi silver and anti-silver ad vocates claim to recommend that necessity. The sllvcritos Insist that money must be cheap and plentiful to iusuro good times, while their opponents say thatchcap money creates distrust and retards business prog ress. Both arc rightand both wrong, Irom their respective standpoints, for money should be plentiful enough to supply all de mands of trade, but not so cheap as to be depreciated when compared to the mouey used by other nations. The poor man's money is that which pro motes prosperity and provides employ ment to wage-earners. The rich man's money is the kind that brings about busi ness depression and financial stress, and gives opportunity for speculating in the misfortunes of others. One guarantees stability of trade, reliable prices and ready market; the other, because of its fluctuat ing value, destroys confidence, retards in vesUnontand prevents thrift, except among mouey lenders and speculators. Bimetallism by international agreement would be the poormau'smoney. Theuscof both gold and silver would prevent speculators from cornering the market and materially changing the value of either metal. Each would act as a foil against fluctuation, provided both metals were universally accepted at a legalized ratio. But national free silver, misnamed national bimetallism, would not be the poor man's money, because it would place this country on a silver basis, depreciate our currency, dest roy confidence, disrupt prices , bring on a panic and throw the poor man out of work. Jt is claimed that the "United States, by adopting free coinage, could force up the price of silver and maintain it at a parity -with gold. "Were this possible we could have national bimetallism, but a glance at the situation will prove otherwise. The price of silver is fixed in London, where a gold standard prevails. With our mints at full capacity we could coin only about 580,000,000 of silver; the world's pro luction in 1892 was 5190.4C0.O00. There fore free sliver in this country would not affect tlie market nor force silver to a parity with gold. At present the amount of silver in a silver Va dollar is worth only 53 cents. The fact that Jt can be redeemed in gold makes its pur chasing iwwer equal to a gold dollar. De stroy the fiat of 47 cents by adopting a silver basis and it would require nearly two silver dollars to buy what can now be bought for one lufiale prices by forcing gold to a pre mium, stop business investments, and set the money fchark at work gathering spoils from bustuoBs disafter, and you -will have the results of national free silver, and the rich mau's money. PERMANENT RELIEF TOR THE POOR. Independent of whatever course the Com missioners may ultimately decide upon with reference to permanent relief of the poor, the Board of Trade has taken the matter in hand and determined to try the Detroit and Indianapolis plans, both of which were explained In The Times j-esterday morning. Both plans are commendable in that the element of pure alms-giving is eliminated Irom "them. The underlying principle in each is that men shall earn what they re quire for their living. They are thus saved Irom becoming mere mendicants and are enabled to maintain thoir telf-respect. The connections of the Board of Trade ought to make the execution of either or both thete plans comparatively easy. The objection made in somo quarters against the Detroit plan, that there are not enough vncantlotsintheDistrictforpotalo patches, lias not much force. It is altogether prob able that there is a sufficient number of such places within the District limits, and in any event, all the laud needed for the purpose can be found in the Maryland coun ties immediately adjoining the District. If the central relief committee, to whom the task of formulating a peimanent relief plan has been oonf idedby the Commissioners, shouldfavoreitheroftheschemesadoptedby the Board of Trade, a co-operation between the two bodies might be practicable and Tescit most advantageously to those it is Intended to benefit. NICARAGUA KUST SETTLE. Great disappointment is felt among the jingo element because this couutry has al lowed England to employ severe measures to collect indemnity from an irresponsible republic. Nicaragua is evidently, play lug a blurf game or she would consent to England's ultimatum and arrange a settle ment without further delay. The demand of England, under the circumstances, is not excessive, and the payment of $70,000 Indemuity and the appointment of a cora TOtaefou to assess damages to English sub jects is not unreasonable. Generally speaking. South American republics arc impudent and troublesome. They presume on their inferiority for pro tection from foreign attack, and snap at the heels of greater nations like saucy ter riers whenever called to account Tor mis treating foreign subjects. Our own com plication with Chill, tvIII substantiate this assertion. They have also been led to bebeve that the Monroe Doctrine is a sort of a bulwork against European in lerferonoe, and that the United States Is pledged by that instrument to defend them against Europeau nations. The refusal of the "United States to In terfere with England In her attempt to bring Nicaragua to terms will do much to destroy this sentimental nonsense. This couutry cannot afford to fight the battles of the South American republics, especially when they are in the wrong. Nor should we embroil ourselves with any commercial nation, except on extreme provocation. The United Etates must be for peace and prosperity, and not Tor debt and destruction, lor that is the result of -war. Let England hold onto Corinto until she collects her debt. Nicaragua must evenfc- nnlly come to terms or lose her place as a republic, and this she will not do, for 80 paltry an amount as England demands as indemnity. LAWLESSNESS ACROSS THE RIVER. The outlaw track seems determined to retain control of. the Alexandria countv legal machinery. Both parties have nom inated candidates, one in the interests of refer m and the other to perpetuate scul duggcry and ruffianism. Tlio reform parry, supposed to be supported by the better elemont, is to be divided by rival candi dates so as to make thovictory orthcoutlaw party less expensive and more certain. It is believed that this move on the part of the outlaw managers was unnecessary from a political point of view, inasmuch as their party ia in the majority. But from the standpoint of economy it is cheaper to divide the reform forces by placing oppos ing candidates iu the field, than to purchase several hundred votes, as must be done without the rivalry in the reform parry. The name of Washington ought to burn the tongues of the scalawags who disgrace Alexandria county. The soil of that time honored part of Virginia should scorch the feet of the residents who connive at perpetuating crime and lawlessness. The sight of our Capitol ought to blind the sramps who allow themselves to be pur chased to defeat the law, and no punish ment Is commensurate -wtih the offense of. those who deliberately debauch and swindle the young men of Washington. Law-abiding, so lf-respectlng people across the river must rally their forces jr suffer defeat. By united action and a vigilaut oversight of the polls they can rescue this county from lawlessness, and svery attempt to violate the election law should meet prompt prosecution. It would be cowardly to tamely submit to Curther domination of ruffianism, and for that reason every person Jn Alexandria county who desires law arid order should begin work against the candidates of the outlaw party. TEE FREE LIBBARI PROJECT. The effort to give Washington a free cir culating libra ry deserves earnest support. No other city in the couutry of any impor tance is without such a beneficial institu tion, and there are several smaller cities with more than one of these public dispen sers of general information. After 4:30 p. m. the departmental libraries and the great library of Congress are closed, and there Is no place in the city where a clerk or mechanic, or any person in searcli of literary entertainment can spend an even ing In self-development, to say nothing of the privilege of taking books home to the family circle. ilorc than four months ago Gen. Greely reported to the Librarians' Associa tion that ho had over. $1,000 a yeai subscribed for five years to maintain a library. In January that sum had grown considerably and it was stated that the library would be opened sometime in Feb ruary. Last Friday evening the committee met at Gen.Greely'Bhoniefortbepurposeof securing further subscriptions. But few pertons weropresentandonlyaboutlOOwereadded to the amount already subscribed. There rnuFt be more energy and work put into the effort or Washington can never have a free library. Morefrequentmeetings mustbehad.tbepressshouldtakethematter up and an enthusiasm aroused in favor of the project. Those In charge are evidently in earnest but their attempts to bring the matter before the public seem to be confined to parlor meetings andsocial confab. Lcta more systematic effort be made, or else turn the work over to some one else. The library is a neccsity and the project should not be'Einotnered by neglect. The Evening News is an enterprising, thrifty papcrXuU of bright ideas and orig inal writing, therefore the editorial brag gadocio that "The original suggestions made by the News a few days since that the national conventions to nominate the Democratic and Republican candidates for the Presidency In 1896 be held in Wash ington" was unnecessary. The sugges tion was borrowed. On April 1C The Times editorially called on the Board of Trade to arrange to briug the conventions to this city, and on April 18 published in terviews from leading business men on this subject. The Washington Press made its first appearance yesterday as an afternoon penny paper. It proposes to act Independently of party or faction, and is "launched upon journalistic seas, relying for guidance upon the Great Editor of mau's conduct." May its voyage be free from the perils of Washington Journalism. A SKJJSA.TION SrOIIKD. He sauntered into the sanctum with a sort qf "you-can't-turu-me-down air abouthim.andopeuedbusinessbyremarking that ho was prepared to furnish sensa tions at a moment's notice. "I'm a man of experience and experiences," he re marked, as he pulled a wad of manuscript from his pocket, "nothing's too daring for me to undertake." The overworked editor stopped earning his salary long enough to inquire into the nature of bis visitor's stock of "thrills." "" "Well, here's an article entitled 'From Health to Hydrophobia and Back Again by the Pasteur Route' I had myself bitten by a mad dog especially to write up my ex periences." "That's out of date one of our staff of writers had two ounces of corrosive subli mate inserted iu his veins he writes our caustic editorials forus now," said the copy reader. "How would this strike you 'Three Nights in a Spook Incubator Snap Shots of Celebrated Shades' I got this pompadour through that experience." "Can't use it, over half our subscribers aro Spiritualists; can't afford to make light of their beliefs." "Do you that is er any of your staff ever been buried alive." "Ycs.thesportingeditor. Hewasknocked down by a foul ball aud buried with un seemly haste, but a delegation of his cred itors dug him up and rsuscitated him in timo for his story to appear in the Sunday cditon. Our office boy also received 2,000 volts " "May bo I'd better call again later on, I can't stay 'scooped' all the time. It was only yesterday that I went over to the Alexander Island race track with 4.00 and came away with $24.00 and " "Whatl" The. editor was all attention; "You say that you got away with more than you took ovcrl Sit right down and grind out a column on that exploit and give explanatory diagrams as to how you did It, if necessary." But the article was never written. The Elory was devoid of sensation. Ho ad mitted that be borrowed $20.00 from a friend and left before the game began. mfjMLLtim.zm - w VZZX 71 V7v23 tn? e,ltance of the wedding party, the rrflOSRSP OBBBET.RTU ni ill & Jrsk -r vtt W SP5 imlKr!i toTIai-'& 1 Une and, followed by the E-1-ffi 1 II 1 & E 01111 I W llllii C H ftvSft 4a lift JfclK5 attendants, and last of all by the bride, i LBubOLl InPtlail 3 3 II fill OB I 3L XWSMCl loanlug on the arm oftRe relative who was to i.fc WBDHI1I 1 B I LHSI "5!rt?rwSW ffM Y!- K'v her hand iu marriage, had proceeded . &l fzm My The fact that Mrs. Cleveland was accom panied to the Leiter-Curzon wedding by her little daughter, Ruth, on Monday last should effectually put at rest for all future time the false and malleolus stories that have been so long current in regard to the child, who is really an unusually bright and sturdy little specimen of childhood. Tho crfort of the President and Mrs. Cleveland to keep their children in the background heretofore has been en tirely due to their desire to keep the public from being surfeited with accounts of , the children, their dally doings, sayings, and happenings generally. That their motlvu has been entirely mis understood and grossly misrepresented to the extent of having accounts of tho children's alleged deformities and dull ness of comprehension scattered broad cast over the United States, the Presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland know perfectly well. There is always some one to bring disagreeable matters to tho notice of those most nearly concerned, and to this there has been no exception in the case of the President's family. It may or it may not have been duo to the knowledge of such reports that Mrs. Cleveland finally consented to gratify the desire or the bride iu allowing Kuth to bo present at the ceremony on Monday at which the entire fashionable world was in attendance. It was certainly the knowledge of Buch malicious and ridiculous reports that quite recently prompted Mrs. Cleveland to make a witty little speech in the presence or some guests who had driven out to the country place at Woodley. While Mrs. Cleveland was entertaining her callers the door of the room in which they sat was opened softly and a dainty little childish figure stood Irresolutely on tho thieshold. Fora moment the child, seenig that her mother had callers, started to draw back and close the door after her. With a little laugh, Mrs. Cleveland held out her hands to the child, calling out: "Come in, Ruth, dear. If you don't people may say that you have no legs." Mrs. Daniel Lamont had made every ar rangement for sailing for Europe with her throe young daughters on the 4th of May to spend the summer abroud, but has now decided to abandon tills plan, as the Secre tary or War would not be able, on account of his official duties, to join them at any time during their stay. The purpose o fthe trip was mainly that the children might be placed at school on the continent. But for the present summer at leust this plan will be deferred. It will be remembered that a few years since the Secretary of War and his fam ily went abroad and were gone for tho greater part of a year, the trip having been taken m order to allow him to recuperate rroni a break -down from overwork when private secretary in the first. Cleveland Administration, followed by the tremen dous strain of work into which he plunged immediately afterwards upon going to New York. It is about decided, now that the Euro pean trip has been given up, that Mrs. La- mont will spend the greater portion of the summer at her cottage at Sorrento on the coast of Maine. There from time to time she will be joined by the Secretary of War, who always enjoys to the utmost the de lightful climate of the Maine coast. This decision has made the Secretary of War and Mrs. Lamont already refuse a fine offer they have had for leasing the Sor rento cottage for the season. It is a pleasant home-like little place, and when Mrs. Lamont spends tho summer there she always takes with her numerous boxes and bales of rugs, hangings, and all manner of furnishings to scatter about the house and give it the most picturesque appearance possible. This cargo of goods is always sure to contain one or more gayly colored hammocks to be hung, one in ono corner of the square "living room" berore the large windows with deeply cushlonedsettles. The other hammock is bwung in place on the broad porch ruuning the entire length of the house on tho southern side of the house. There the accessories of prettily cushioned chairs and divans covered with bright hued stuffs makes the best possible place for serving afternoon tea to callers at "Blueberry Lodgo," as the cottage is called. Chief Justice and Mrs. Fuller, who spent last summer at Sorrento, have recently pur chased one of tlio largest cottages at that delightful summer resort, and with their family will spend the coming warm months on the Maine coast. The cottage is not far from that of the Secretary of War and has recently had numerous additions and al terations in order to render it of the size and completeness desired for the accommo dation of the Chief Justice's family. When they first went to Maine last"5um mer they were the guests of Senator and Mrs. Hale at the latter's home at Elsworth, aud later went to Sorrento, where they had a most delightful time, becoming so heartily fond of the place and its environ ments that they then and there decided to make it their summer home for the future. Tice-Prcsident and Mrs. Stevenson had looked forward to spending the coming summmer at Sorrento with their family but will not do so now on account of the painful associations of the place. Their eldest daughter had taken a heavy coldprior to their going to Sorrento and wasan invalid during their entire stay in consequence of this fact. Had it not been for this theTice President and his family would have gone to Sorrento. Miss Herbert, daughter of the Secretary of Navy, will sail for Europe on May 8 to spend t lie entire summerin continental travel. Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Bell will sail for Europo on May 4 to epend the summer abroad. Before returning to this couutry they will place their little daughters at Bcuoolon the continent. In the recent rush of fashionable weddings at St. John's Church there wasonelastweek at whicn a decided innovation in the method of entering wan inaugurated for the wedding natty. It was an innovation not set down on the regular calendar of events, as the church full of fashionable guests doubtless imagined. It was due entirely to the failure of the electric bells running between the vestibule and the robing room to perform their proper office. It was due also to the ready wit of the rector, Dr. Mackay-Smitb, who has shown himself in this instance a man of quick resources quite equal to an emergency whenever it may arise. Wheu the bride and her attendants arrived In the vestibule the electric bell communi cating with the robing room in which the rector, together with tho groom and best man, were awaiting this Importnat an nouncement, was duly pressed by one of tlie ushers. Ordinarily this would have resulted In the rector immediately marching out into the church, followed by the groom and best man. As it was, notbingNof tho kind happened for the simple reason that from some mysterious cause, not yet ex plained, the electric bell failed to work. Never dreaming that any such hitch was abead of them to mar the effect of the entrance of tho wedding party, the UBlicrs formed In line and, followed by tho attendants, and last of all by the bride, leanlug on the arm of te relative who was to give her hand iu marriage, had proceeded half way down the aisle when tho sexton discovered Uij state of affairs. Quick as thought lie ran around to the robing room and bursting iu upon the astonished trio of men announced that the weddiug party was already half way down the aisle, while the organ whs playing Mendels lohn's joyous music for all it was worth. Consternation so deep one might have cut It with a knife reigned for an instant, out lor an lustant only; Tor almost before the next bar of the weddings music was played Dr. Mackay-Smitli had risen to the emergency. With ail speed he hastened the groom and best man out of the robing room Just In timo to have them meet the bride as she reached tlio head of the aisle. Then slowly, majestically, as though It was the latest fad In wedding processions, the rector In his white surplice with the scarlet Oxford hood hanging from his shoulders, waited until the entire wed ding party had lormed at the chancel step and m.trched ui from the robing room to ascend the steps aud perform the marriage service for the two who silently quaked in .their shoes, not knowing in what muuner the tangle was unravelled. MtanwhUe the gucMs looked on with smiling approbation, lfttle guessing that the innovation was as genuine a turprise to ail parties most nearly concerned as it was to them. Thore was a great scare among tho fash ionables of the West End who enjoy card playing to tho extent of meeting almost every evening at the house of one of the leading spirits. The- fact that these card PfTties wero of almost nightly occur rence, and that thero were some interest ing, if wild, rumors as to tho amounts that changed hands while the playing was in progress, was enough for some of the male friends in the club to get up a little game on the card players not down in tho latters' calculation. First there were whispers of the weird est description, containing iuuendo that gradually assumed tangible form and shape. These were to the effect that the houso in question was under the surveil lance of the police, aud that a raid was to be exiected at any time. Anything so awful as that was decidedly out of tho reckoning of tho ladles, as it meant public disclosures of the most undesirable kind and an amount of lalk and gossip in the papers that was to be avoided at any price. Accordingly the little games of cards weie, actually abandoned for some time, and the West Eud'lioifsc, which had, prior to that time, shone forth into the blackness of the night like a beacon light, was closed and daikeued as anextra precaution against the police. When this statement of facts reaches the eyes of thgse most nearly Con cerned they will for the first time learn the real tru th of tile niatter. MissRathbone-Sniith.whohasbeenspend-lmr,lhe wlnterattheElsniere , wiirj6aor6a'd' for the Slimmer, accompanied by a numbsr or her young friends. ' jTliey will spend the entire'suinmer in traveling about from one point of interest to another. The engagement is, announced of Miss Julia Porter to Mr.' Van Kenssalaer Thayer, of Boston. Miss Porter is well known in Washington , haying frequently visited here for a number of seasons past. The marriage will take'.pl'ace in June at the residence of the bnde-elect's mother at Niagara Falls. One of the handsomest rugs possessed by Mrs. Cleveland is an Innneuije white Dear that from tip to tail measures over ten feet. The large head is mounted and theclawshaye b'j'Ui preserved intart, which adds to the value and beauty of the rug. This was brought her as a present by a friend irom Alaska, where it was purchased.last sunnner. It is one of the most conspicuous thlngsjn he,r Qpsy little sitting room.at.the White" House, just out of her bedroom, where it has been all winter. At present it is in one of the drawing rooms at Wood ley. There was a marriage in London Friday morning in which Washington society will feel more than a passing interest, as the bride Is well "known in this city and has numerous relatives here. This is Mrs. Marlon Isabclle Payne, youngest daugh ter of the late Gen. Charles Myers, of this city. The groom is Mr. William G. Twom bley. The marriage was celebrated with full choral service in St. Andrew's Church, Westminster, London, in the presence of a large number of guests. Mrs. Twom bley has lived abroad since her first mar riage, some dozen years since. As a young girl she was greatly admired in Washington society, and for that reason the account of her marnage will be read with interest by her former friends in this city. The cards announcing the engagement of Miss Maud Mary Bell, of Knoxville, Tenn., to Prof. H. 0. Leighter, of this city, arc out. Miss Bell is tho eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bell. While at Knoxville she was the leading singer at St. John's Church, where her brother, Charles, was also a singer, but is now in the Epiphany choir. Prof. Leighter Is well known here in musical circles, having been himself a chorister in some of the leading Episcopal churches of the city, and is now the organist and choirmaster at the Church of tho Epiphany. Mr. and Mrs. N. E.Uaumgarden, of New Orleaus, La., who are on an oxtended wedding trip, have been the guests of Mr. aud Mrs. Robert E. L. White, of No. 638 Q street northwest, for several days. Mr. Baumgarden is a popular real estate broker, of the firm of Curtis & Baumgarden. The bride is the youngest daughter of the lato J. B. Solari, a wealthy retired merchant of New Orleans. Mr. Baumgarden Is promlnentin tho social circles or bib gay city, and a lover of sports, especially yachting. Ho is the owner of one of the finest yaphts afloat on Lake Pontchnrtrain and thq Gulf, and the winner of several vory hauflfome trophies of tho Southern Yacht CJlub" Mr. andMrs. Baumgardenvisitedanumbor of the eastern and western cities, and left for home Friday uight, after being enter tained by a gathering or friends of this city. Mr. George E. Ruhl was tendered a re ception iu honor qf his birthday on Friday evening last at his residence, No. 1916 M street northwest. Dancing was indulged in, after which refreshments were served, the table being elaborately decorated. The music was furnished by Alessrs. Brown, Meinberg, and Merser, who ren dered several selections. Among those who were present were the Misses It. Bic askl, N. Ogle, M. Smith, A. Tripp, J. Wachsmith, M. Tripp, K, Tripp, F. Smith, L. Kappcl, R. Arnold, K. Green, K. Ar noldL O. Greenwell, K. McCarty, and Miss Jaggie, and Mesdames Gains and liulaud, Messrs. Ruhl, Godwnld, Huntress, Tripp, Bieber, Schultz, Monk, Zimmermann, Kins low, Lagan, Griffin, Leary, Ogle, Mer cer, Brown, Mienbcrg, Gains, and Biondi. Mrs. J. F. Mosergavc a 5 o'clock tea yes teiday in honor of her cousins, Mrs. S. Bass and Miss Bettye Stansberg, of Balti more. Among those present were Mrs. W. Frank, Mrs. Jacoby, Mrs. F. and S. Breslau, Mrs. H. Blonheim, Mrs. Kahn, Miss Goldsmith, and Mr. Leon Bass, of Baltimore, and Mr. Fred Samuels, of acy iork, and many others. Small's Plow-ors. J. H. Small & Sons, Fourteenth and G streets. Washington, D. C, and 1153 Broad way, New York. Special attention to or ders from all outgoing ocean and other steamers. Flowers to all points by express. Fine American Beauty and Baroness Rothschild roses, violets, and orchids Gentral Relief Committee to Re port Upon it. ACTION AT WEEKLY MEETING Three Members Will Investigate the Detroit and Other Schemes for Permanent Relief. Moro Than 1,000 Acres Offered at 810 Per Acre Weller & Repetti Offer 41 Lots in East Washington for Produce-Raising. The citizens' relier committee took ac tion yesuirday afternoon on the letter re cently addressed to it by the District Com missioners, in whicli they ask the com mittee to consider the whole subject of re lier, and to report to the Commissioners what plan, Including the many suggested, would be best Tor the District. This letter or the Commissioners, by tho way, is in startling and vivid contrast to the strictures made on last year's charity expenditures, as ventilated by the Board or Trade. The Commissioners congratulate the committee "for tlie magnificent work performed by them during the past two winters." Justice Cole presided atthe meeting, others present being: Col. John Tracey, superin tendent of charities; Mr. L. S. Emery, Miss Lorlng, Airs. J. W. Bauson, Dr. Ritchie, Mr. ThomasNoycs.andMr. John Cooke. MR. NOTES' RESOLUTION. The question has been pending whether the committee would undertake to report as indicated by the Commissioners. Mr. Noyes tested the sense of the meeting by orfering two resolutions, which were adopted as rollows: "Resolved, That . committee of three bs appointed to investigate and report on the question or a permanent and complete or ganization or charity relief work for the District or Columbia." "KesOiVed, That a committee or three be appointed to Investigate the so-called Detroit plan, and other methods, aud to report on the same at the next meeting of this committee" Friday nexr- Judge Cole was suggested as chairman ex orricio of these committees, but he asked "to'be excused. He T7ll name the members of the committee to-morrow. The Central Relief Committee has prac tically assumed the duty of reporting the most feasible plan, and the beit plan to tho Commissioners for the future conduct ot the charity work. The special committee to be appointed under tho resolution ot Mr. Noyes will, of course, only report to the Central Relief Committee, which will adopt or modify or reject its recommenda tions. It may bethat the special commit tee will follow the lines of action or the Board or Trade, aud recommend the estab lishment or a board or charities and the dispensing with the services of the super intendent or charities. NO PARTICULAR PLAN. Mr. Thomas C. Noyes, tlie mover ot the 'resolution, will likely be the chairman ot the sub-committee, and he voted in favoi Of the Board ot Trade suggestion at the Priday uight meeting. But as ho explained -yesterday, the sub-committee will not be committed to any particular plan, but will fully consider all the suggestions made to it, The other sub-committee will have an other function, to telect a plan of relief, whether that plan when adopted shall bo carried out by the present charityersonnel or by any other. Tlie Detroit plan appears to be largely in the lead as a suggestion to tlie cotnmitteo. The first news of the conference between the central icllef committee and the District Commissioners on this potato farm plan was given in The Times. Aea conbequeuce Mr. L. S.Emery's plan, w hich was also published rirst in Tho Times, hasreceivedagreatdealoroutsideattention. Ho has already a score or letters in which there are of fersin the aggregate or more than 1,000 acres ot land, the average price being $10auacie. Somooftnela-ndlsnearQuan-tico and some between Washington and Baltimore, and other landsin Prince George county. REAL ESTATE FIRM'S OFFER. A very generous offer has been made by Messrs. Weller and Repetti to Mrs. J. W. Bobson for tho committee of forty-one lots in East Washington in squares 1077, 1093, 954, 1066, 1079, 1067 and 1078. These lots will be of great value if accepted for the purposes of the committee for farm ing and garfleuing lands. There was some discussion yesterday as to whut was the real intention of tho District Commissioners' letter to the Central Relief Committee. It is a subject of difference of opinion whether they mean a radical chauge in the method of dispens ing charity, or a federation or consolida tion of the various societies through which the money is dispensed. On this subject Col. Tracey said that thero had been in contemplation an entirely new districting of the District and an organi zation on new lines. Such a proposition, he believed, will bo presented to tho sub committee. The committee adjourned to meet on Friday next at 3:30 p. m. Social and Personal. The Lotus Literary and Pleasure Club celebrated their third anniversary on Thursday evening last, at the residence of Miss Leese, No. 1313 Sixth street north west. The rendition of the one-act farce "My Turn Next," by members of the club, re flects great credit on them aud their mana ger, Miss Loretto McGiuness. The play ers were: J. B. Ecklorf, J. Schueidcr, W.E. Leese, Farmer Wheakar:J.Schueider, M. B. Leese, Cicely; C. McGiuucbs, Peggy; K. Sclmelder. Miss lioester rendered in masterly style on the piano, a selection from "Robin Hood," and Miss L. McGlnness recited in finished fashiou the exciting recitation of the, Chariot Race, from "Ben-Hur." Among those present were Misses Roos ter, Webb, Mahorney, Sauter, Carr, Dulin, C. and L. McGlnness, Lizzie and Dorothy Morton, Leese, Katie and Mamie Schneider, Ryan, Mr. aud Mrs. Houchins and Messrs. Ecklorf, Neely, Schneider, Leese, Keugla, Shipley, Fellinger aud Young. Bonds ot Olivor Dona's Trustees. Judge Cox yesterday fixed the bonds of Frank T. Downing and John C. Heald committee of trustees or thepersonor Oliver lJ Donn. adjudged Insane, at $75,000 eacn. Mrs. Mary C. Metzger was allowed $300 a month rrom the estate for caring for her unfortunate father; and counsel fees of Sl, 000 were also allowed. i a Heavy Weights to Moot Muber. . Dick Phillips and Johnson, Uic colored giant heavy-weights of tills city, will meet Peter Maher at Kernan's this week, the former on Monday night and the latter Thursday night. A purse of $100 to any one whocau standrourroundsbeTore Maher is the luceutlve. r IT ISN'T NECESSARY To run Brass-band and Sell And values there have so steadily held their own that even large discounts for cash would be practically impossible. And this Is without a boom, either. The terms are S5 Cash--$1 Weekly. Even one-fourth of the price may be high to pay fora lot In some suburbs but at College Park lots are selling rapidly at SI60. THERE ARE GOOD REASONS WHY Location Is everything A few years ago there were but few sta tions between Washington and College Park. To-day It 13 con nected with the city by a perfect chain of towns and villages. Sub urbs located In the opposite direction are about where they were 20 years ago. This Is why LOCATION IS EVERYTHING, and showsthatthe buying public at least appreciate the fact "shop-worn goods' to the contrary, notwithstanding. B. &. O. R. R. 16 minutes from city 6 cents fare. JOHNSON & AONEW, SEE tt Washington Loan and Trust Building, 9th and F Sts. V) ij & At all events, don't invest till you have seen College Park. gfr Do Yoi Want Cheaper Gas? If so, write your name and address In this coupon and send it to THE TIMES. NAME --3 ADDRESS... -....7 .; You can help to save Washington a half million dollars each year by writing your name and address in the above coupon and sending It to THE TIMES, Si to be used in preparing a petition to Congress asking for cheaper gas. Bankers and Brokers, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, and Norfolk. Investment securities bought and sold on the I various exchanges. ; Determining the financial responsibility of the firm -with which you deal is as important as selecting the right stocks. New York National Bank references furnished. .New York Stock Exchancs. Furnished "by SUsbr & Co.. banfcorJ aal brokers, Metropolitan Bank Building. Fifteenth street, opposite Treasurx. Washington. Dt C On Hich Low Cloains Americnn Tobacco HEW 105U 103VJ 103 Atchison. Topeta,&S. F. 5?i 5i 5$ 5$ BayStatoGoa 1 21 10i 21 C. C. C. & 41 41?i 41i Canada Southern 53 S3M 54 53$ Chesapeake & Ohio 19 10 1F, 19 C.B. AQulncy 74H WW K "23 Chicago Gas T3 7Z TM 73 Delaware i: ttudson 1W1 123 12I 127?3 DiBtiUors & Cattle Feed.. ITJa 1SW lH DenTerJt lilo Grande.... 43& 43 4 43i' Erl 125-4 M 12 12V4 General lectrIo Co 333 3iVa SS 3SW Jersey Central. ft S Ot mi ivOUiSTllle JS NaahTille... 554 56 55 56J4 Lako Shore 142& 1& 1414 142J4 Lake Erie & Weat i-4 ' 30$1 SO Manhattan H5?s "?3 9 1"M Missouri PaciHc 26 26 25 26 New England 3SM 3935 399, 3D North-western K KH ST?a FT3 Northern Paclflcprei .... 20 21 W 20 20 National Lead Co. 35J4 34 33Vi 34 J4 K. r. Central 59$ ts9Wi WS !Hi Omaha 2C S6s 36 ZS$ Ont. & Wostorn l"a l"fa 1?14 1H PacInoMail 20 26 25js 26 Pullman P. C. Co 69 70tf 69 TOJ-4 Reading 15?6 16 1555 154 Keck Island 66 CGJi 66& 6 Southern KaUway 14 14 1344 13 Southern Uy oref erred-. 36t 36T6 ( 36U EtPaul 62i 62ki 62$ tS SugarTrust 109ki 1095$ lus& 1093$ Tennessoe Coal & Iron. .. 226 22t 21i$ 22t TesasPaciflc 19ft 10-JJ 10J 10 US. Cordage 6 1 6 6?j Western union 9fc$ b9H 9 E9 Wabash preferred 166 161 1655 16V Whee. &L.E 13H 13? 13& 1S Chicago Board of Trade. Op'n. nigh. Lorr. Wheat: May. July COKN: Hay July Oats: May July. Pobc May July Lard: May July Spare Ribs: May July 636 61J4 4S6 2556 2SJa 12.27 12.30 6.S5 7.60 6.27 &40 63 61H 62& 47$ 4S6 43H 48-s 1 29 2S$S 29 2S "A 29 2S 12.27 li50 12.27 12. CO 12.27 12.57 6.S5 7.C0 6.85 7.60 6.S0 7.60 6.27 6.40 6.27 6.42 Cotton. Month. Open. -Hich. Loir. Close. May. 6.84 6.67 6.S1 6.37 dune 6.73 a79 6.72 6.79 July 6.75 6.85 6.75 6.S5 August 6.83 6.89 6.83 6.89 Eeptembor 6.63 6.83 6.83 C.S3 Octobor 689 6.93 6.S9 6.95 Novombor. 6.93 6.97 6.93 6.97 Unltlnioro Markets. Baltimore, April 27. Flour strons and hich er Western super, 2.20a2.40; do. extra, 2.50n2.90; do. family. 3.C0a3.25; winter wheat patent. 3.30a3.60; spring do., 3.65a3.00; sprinjr -wheat straight, 3.50a3.G5; receipts, 9,051 barrels: sales, 3,260 barrels. Wheat strong and higher spot and month, 67 l-2aG7 3-4: May, 67 l-2a675-8: June, 68 bid: July, 67a67 1-8; steamer No. 2 red, 64 l-2a64 3-4? receipts, 402 bushels: shipments, 24,000 bushels; stock. 136,016 bushels: sales. 66,000 bushels: Southern -wheat by sample, 67a 69: do. on grade, 65a68. Corn strong and higher spot and month, 52 l-2u52 3-4; aiay,52 l-8a52 3-8; July,53 1-2 bid; steamer mixed, 51 bid; receipts, 11,303 bushels: shipments, 53,622 bushels; stock, 231, 340 bushels; sales, 127,000 bushels: South ern -white corn, 52 1-2; do. yellow, 52 l-2a 53. Oats quiet No. 2 -white Western, 37 a37 1-2; No. 2 mixed, 33a33 3-4; receipts, 8,570 bushels; shipments, 580 bushels; stock. 31.328 bushels. Rye firm No. 2, 60; receipts, 1,224 bushels; stock. 17, 774 bushels. Hav firm irond to choirs tinothy, $13.00a$13.50. Graiu freights quiet, some little business, unchanged. Sugar firm, unchanged. Butter and eggs Bteady, unchanged. Cheese quiet, un changed. Tho "Washington Grain Elevator, Dela waro and Florida avenues northeast, sell flour, grain, hay, and feed in less than car lots at the quotations of the Washington Grain Exchange. B. S. DAISH & SON. tf v Ham-Sandwich Excursions In order to Lots at Park ! FIXANCIAI. Workingmen and others whose occupations prevenJ them from making deposits during regular banking hours will find it con venient to visit the Union Savings Bank, 1222 FSt.N.W. which 18 open EVERY SATURDA.X NIGHT between the hoursof 6 and8. (Four per cent, interest on savings account.) New Class of Investments. The Life .Aonaity contracts Issued by thU company Insure the annaltant a stated an cat Income during Ufa. The Investment oC $1,000 at the age of forty-flTe will Insure joa over 7 per cent, on this amount for life. Other Information and circular ot rates to be had on application. American Security & Trust Co. C.J. Bell, Pres't. 1405 G St. A Reliable agar ono that yoa maj be suro will be enjoyable any time you sinoko it and one o the feir good 5c cigars on the market 13 Slany 10c. brands are not as good. All dealers handle lt,'cause there's such a big demand for It. Try one next time. JAS. L. BARBOUR & SON, WHOLESALERS, 614-616 PENNA. AVE. rJEggg&gsgagEggSS only SI we're selllnca splendid Kl pair ot EYEGLAbES or SPEC-gH TACLES fitted with our FINEST gj TjEsES. SSI Z3TSO EXTRA CHARGE for 3 scientifically examining your fej ejoa ami aujusu eg mo proper tj McAllister & Co., OPTICIANS, 1311 F Street X. W. (Next San Bldj.) Continent In Glnclnl Tima. The last of the Saturday evening lec tures given at the A'atlonal Museum, under the auspices ot the Anthropological and Geological Societies of Washington was de livered yesterday afternoon by Prof. Will lam B. Clark, and was entitled "The Con tinent In Glacial and Recent Time." The lecturer spoke or the great Arctic Ice sheets au the .North American continent during maximum glaciation and described the change In the course of the rivers and streams In olden and recent times through contact with these ice sheets. A fine col lection of stereopticon views were sho-wa by Mr. Clark. Burial of Emily Thornton Charles. The runeral of Emily Thornton Charles, known to literature as "Ha-wthorne," took place yesterday forenoon from .New York Avenue Presbyterian church. Interment; was at Rock "Creek cemetery. Kev. Dr. Sunderland conducted the faervice and the pall-bearers were: Joha W. Holcombe, Strotheril. Stockslager, Samuel M. Gaines, Fillmore Ulchols, and Drs. Gaines and Flemmer. Several beautiTul floral offer ings were sent by the Woraeu's National Press Association, the Order or the East ern Star, and the clerks or the General Land Office. hxzsSLd i , - "St